Honda has initiated a voluntary recall for its motorcycles, the CB350 and CB350RS, aiming to rectify specific issues without any service charge for affected bike owners. This recall, scheduled in the second week of December at Honda dealerships, addresses concerns related to the rear stop light switch and bank angle sensor in certain batches of these bikes.
The recall focuses on the replacement of rear stop light switches, manufactured between October 2020 and January 2023, due to reported complaints and subsequent deterioration of the rubber component. The flaw in the manufacturing process has caused water seepage into the light, resulting in damage. Additionally, bank angle sensors manufactured between October 2020 and December 2021 will also be replaced, addressing concerns linked to a manufacturing defect.
The Honda CB350 features a robust 348.36 cc engine, boasting an air-cooled 4-stroke setup, and operates as a single-cylinder bike. Delivering a maximum power of 20.78 bhp at 5500 rpm and a torque of 29.4 Nm at 3000 rpm, it includes a 5-speed gearbox and slip-assist clutch. The bike’s starting price in the market stands at Rs 2.10 lakh ex-showroom, with the top model priced at Rs 2.16 lakh ex-showroom, available in four variants and seven color options.
Features and Competitiveness
Equipped with disc brakes on both tires, the bike weighs 181 kg and possesses a 15-liter fuel tank, providing a mileage of 45.8 kmpl. Positioned among competitors like Jawa, Royal Enfield Hunter 350, Triumph Speed 400, and Bajaj Dominar 400, the bike is equipped with a semi-instrument cluster incorporating LED lights, offering real-time updates on mileage, speed, distance, battery, and petrol levels.